Article I Department of Public Health
[CC 1997 §2.34; Ord. No. 292, 9-10-1958]
The City does hereby establish a Department of Public Health in the City, and does hereby create the office of Health Commissioner of the City, to exercise general supervision of the Department of Public Health and the public health of the City.
[CC 1997 §2.35; Ord. No. 292, 9-10-1958]
The City Council hereby authorizes the City Manager to enter into a contract wherein he shall appoint the County Health Commissioner as Health Commissioner of the City. Such contract shall be with the County for services of the County Health Commissioner and its Department of Public Health to perform the duties of the Health Commissioner, and to be enforcement officer of the City.
[CC 1997 §2.36; Ord. No. 293, 9-10-1958]
The Commissioner of Health shall have general supervision over the public health and shall see that the laws and ordinances in relation thereto are observed and enforced. For that purpose the Commissioner is authorized and empowered, with the approval of the City Council, to make such rules and regulations as will tend to promote or preserve the health of the City and carry out the purpose and intents of this Chapter. He is empowered to authorize and require any employee or Law Enforcement Officer to enter into and examine premises and ascertain the condition thereof so far as the public health may be affected by it and to declare and abate nuisances as provided by this Chapter.
The Commissioner shall keep a record of his acts and orders and shall file in his office all petitions, documents and papers belonging thereto. Copies of such records, petitions, documents and papers when certified by him shall be prima facie evidence in any court of the facts therein contained.